Prince George joined his
parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon’s centre court
for the first time on Sunday and seemed to be having a great time.
The young prince’s debut was
not spontaneous and it seems that William wanted his son to follow in
his footsteps and take George to Wimbledon just two weeks’ shy of his
ninth birthday – the same age he made his own debut alongside his late mother,
the Princess of Wales.
But some royals’ fans may be
wondering why his younger siblings Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince
Louis, four, were not in attendance for the men’s singles final between Novak
Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios.
Wimbledon rules say that
children have to be over five so that they don’t cause disruption, so Louis is
still too young to be allowed into the event.
The young prince’s appearance
in the royal box was very rare as usually children are not invited to sit
there. Unless they are members of the royal family, youngsters are not
allowed to sit in the royal box under any circumstances.
Player Novak Djokovic is keen
to bring his daughter to watch a match next year. He told Sue Barker: “She’s
not five years old yet so she wasn’t allowed to watch a match live, but next
year hopefully if she’s interested, which she wasn’t so much in tennis, she can
watch daddy play live.”
|Prince William with his late mum, the Princess of Wales at Wimbledon
Wimbledon isn’t the only event
that George has been pictured at as he previously attended the Euro finals last
year and was seen cheering on the England team from the sidelines.
Judging by his facial
expressions, the eight-year-old clearly enjoyed his first outing at the
prestigious tennis event just as much as the football as he was seen smiling
while watching from his seat.
During the final, it was
revealed by the commentator that all three children enjoy playing the sport. It
would seem that the young trio have inherited their love of tennis from their
mother, who is known for her fondness of the game.
Kate even attended the Women’s
Singles’ Final on Saturday without her family, and saw Elena Rybakina defeat
Ons Jabeur in an epic match. The Duchess then presented Elena with the infamous
Rosewater Dish after her incredible win of 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.